MUSIC: Broken Social Scene @ the Calvin Theater, Northampton. When is a band not a band? When it’s a collective. And with Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning more or less at the helm, this Canadian indie rock
band collective proves the point. Tonight they’re rolling into Northampton in support of their latest album, “Forgiveness Rock Record,” but hopefully they’ll also offer a sneak peek at some of their music for the soundtrack of “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” due out next month starring Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts. With the Sea and Cake. 8pm. $25.
MUSIC: Jed Davis @ UAlbany’s Campus Center Wendy’s, Albany. His new, years-in-the-making album, “The Cutting Room Floor,” is finally being released today, but he won’t likely be playing anything from it when he does his “solo piano songwritery thing” on campus. BONUS: There’s free coffee for the first 50 people who show up. (Related stories: CD review; wax cylinder review) 4pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Deftones @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. On Friday, they’re at Madison Square Garden, but tonight you can catch Chino Moreno and the guys in the cozy confines of Northern Lights in support of their latest album, “Diamond Eyes.” 8pm. $30.
READING: Jay Rogoff @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. As part of the Adirondack Center for Writing’s annual Reading Series, the poet will read from his new collection, “Twenty Danses Macabres,” as well as earlier works. Rogoff is also an English lecturer at Skidmore College and a dance reviewer for The Saratogian. 7pm. FREE.
TELEVISION: “Chopped” @ the Food Network. Having won handily in the first round of this cooking-off-the-cuff competition, Chef Ric Orlando of the New World Bistro in Albany (and New World Home Cooking in Saugerties) returns for the championship round. 10pm.
ART EXHIBITION: “Paradoxa” @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. It’s the opening of an exhibition of recent works by Kathy Goodell, who works in sculptural objects, installation and drawing. In both her drawings and sculpture she pursues an organic sense of space where the inside and outside are laced together. A reception will be held from 6-8pm on Friday, October 1, and the Brown Bag Lunch Discussion with the artist will be held from 12noon-1pm on Friday, October 22.
MUSIC: Ned Spain & Goldie @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Noontime Organ Concert Series kicks off its monthly schedule today. The free monthly lunchtime concert features “Goldie,” Proctors’ mighty Wurlitzer organ. Ned Spain will be at the helm today, joined by tap-dancer Jerry Christiano, as well as singers Debbie Rocco and Charlie Lowe. 12noon. FREE.
NOTE: The Young Dubliners show – originally slated for tonight – at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton has been cancelled. instead, the band will be opening for the Red Hot Chili Pipers at the Iron Horse at 7pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Tix are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.